Fire Danger Hazard EXTREME

We have just moved the fire danger hazard to “extreme”. With three days of extreme fire hazard conditions comes the restrictions on high-risk activities. We are anticipating that at noon on Tues, July 13 the following activities will be restricted or banned.

  1. mechanical brushing;
  2. disk trenching;
  3. preparation or use of explosives;
  4. using fire- or spark-producing tools, including cutting tools;
  5. using or preparing fireworks or pyrotechnics;
  6. grinding, including rail grinding;
  7. mechanical land clearing;
  8. clearing and maintaining rights of way, including grass mowing;
  9. any of the following activities carried out in a cutblock excluding a road, landing, roadside work area or log sort area in the cutblock:
    1. operating a power saw;
    2. mechanical tree felling, woody debris piling or tree processing, including de-limbing;
    3. welding;
    4. portable wood chipping, milling, processing or manufacturing;
    5. skidding logs or log forwarding unless it is improbable that the skidding or forwarding will result in the equipment contacting rock;
    6. yarding logs using cable systems;

Click here for more detailed information on these restrictions.

Between now and July 13 when the ban comes into effect, a person must cease the activity between 1PM and sunset each day and maintain a fire watcher after work for a minimum of 2 hours.

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